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The story of a gifted young singer, Billie Frank, who overcomes a turbulent childhood and struggles to find her true identity and voice. During her childhood, Billie is abandoned by her drug-addicted mother and is remanded to an orphanage. Years later, Billie is discovered by charismatic, irresistible "bad boy" DJ Julian Dice who hears her demo and, floored by her talent, gets her a record deal. She soon falls for him and he becomes her partner, producer and lover. With Dice, she begins an exciting but often volatile and precarious journey as she struggles through her personal and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The best parts of this dud are the ones in which she's singing. This is what she does best. This is what she should stick to. Save your money and watch her videos for free on cable music-television networks."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"A vehicle that tarnishes as you watch it, leaving this troubled chart-topper lost in a sea of drunken, maudlin cliches."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Too washed-out and worthless to even be so bad it's good."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Vondie Curtis-Hall tries to invigorate the bland script by careening his cameras throughout the streets and club life of Manhattan while Carey's glorious voice is drowned out by sheets of off-key cliches."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"A disaster like no other, Glitter has as its jaw-dropping highlight what I have to believe is the only scene of seduction by vibraphone ever filmed."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"This fails to convince on several levels: Carey's assumed edginess; Beesley's faltering Brooklyn accent; turns from such celebs as rapper Da Brat and soul vocalist Eric Benet; the half-hearted '80s references and the haphazard retro effects."
‑ , Time Out
"Total escapism without a shred of believability."
‑ Paul Clinton (,
"Yet another tailor - made movie for a singer with a waning music career."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A guilty pleasure."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Mariah Carey should have taken an acting class from Marky Mark Wahlberg. The first lesson: start small."
‑ Tyler Hanley, Palo Alto Weekly
"Glitter lacks sparkle."
‑ , Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"We don't have much space to tell you about Glitter, so we'll be blunt. This star vehicle for singer Mariah Carey is primarily a showcase for her breasts."
‑ Megan Rosenfeld, Washington Post
"Nothing redeemable could possibly have come out of Kate Lanier's ill-fated script."
‑ Guylaine Cadorette,
"Heroically bad."
‑ Colin Kennedy, Empire Magazine
"It was almost physically uncomfortable watching the performances in Glitter."
‑ Rebecca Murray,
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